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Galveston confirms human case of West Nile virus



GALVESTON, TX – Officials in Galveston have reported their first human case of West Nile virus for 2018.

The woman, who has fully recovered from the mosquito-borne illness, lives on Galveston Island, alerting the officials they started by fighting mosquitoes.

Officials made public this week this week.

This is the second human case of the West Nile virus reported this week in the Houston area.

On Tuesday, Montgomery County officials confirmed that a man in his forties had been treated for the West Nile virus and recovered.

Related Story: Montgomery County Confirms First Case of West Nile Virus

Some symptoms of West Nile Virus include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • Body pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Rash on the chest, abdomen and back

The virus usually comes anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks sym ptoms of the disease, when someone is once bitten by an infected mosquito has been.

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